Turkey and Israel - Opinion - Jerusalem Post
This report, which draws largely on Israeli and third-party views, examines the relations between Israel and Turkey, concentrating on economic, diplomatic, and . Relations between Turkey and Israel deteriorated after the assault by Israeli commandos on the Turkish-registered Mavi Marmara in. Turkey's turning away from the West – including the deterioration of relations with the US and its move away from joining the European Union.
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As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner. Hamas would have lost a major backer. Tension between Turkey and Egypt would have subsided. Relations between Israel and Turkey would have returned to what they were in the s, with strong military and economic cooperation between the countries. Leaders of Western countries — Israel included — would not have shed a tear over the departure of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted political movement that has ruled Turkey for the past 14 years.
Beyond a few halfhearted statements about the importance of respecting democratically held elections, few Western statesmen would have strongly opposed the overthrow of an Islamist government.
But the coup failed. Erdogan will now use that failed coup to further consolidate his power. Largely neglected by traditional scholarship on the Arab-Israeli condition, the Zionist-Lebanese relationship from to was surprisingly active and amicable.
Zionist curiosity was naturally piqued by Lebanon, an Arab country with a sizable non-Muslim population enjoying political predominance.
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During the war of —, some right-wing militias were Israel's allies, and after the assassination of President Bachir GemayelIsrael and Lebanon signed an agreement on 17 May which was a peace treaty in all but name. The Lebanese legislature ratified the treaty by a margin of 80 votes, but in a very weak and unstable domestic position president Amine Gemayel abrogated the peace treaty on 5 March under unrelenting Syrian pressure, after the U.
Marines withdrew and after Israel had begun withdrawing from Lebanon. During the Syrian Occupation of Lebanon —it was highly unlikely that Lebanon would sign a peace treaty with Israel before Syria, as Syria's influence on Lebanese politics was strong; however, the Syrian Occupation withdrew from Lebanon, yet the Iran—Syria—Hezbollah axis remained through the heavy arms presence. However, Lebanon was under the Syrian Occupation, which took over the treaties and negotiations.
In Augustafter the clash between Hezbollah and Israel, Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said that Lebanon would be the "last Arab country to make peace with Israel" because of the large number of civilians that were killed in the Lebanon War. Since the yearand due to many wars with Hezbollah, Israel treats Lebanon as an "enemy state",  although it is considering the possibility of a non-aggression pact.
Following the September signing of the Israeli-Palestinian Declaration of PrinciplesMorocco accelerated its economic ties and political contacts with Israel. In SeptemberMorocco and Israel announced the opening of bilateral liaison offices. Israel—Qatar relations Qatar and Israel do not currently have diplomatic relations, although they maintained economic relations between and Qatar is a major financial supporter of the Palestinian Sunni-Islamic fundamentalist group Hamas.
Saudi Arabia Main article: Israel—Saudi Arabia relations InSaudi Arabia announced the end of its ban on Israeli goods and services, mostly due to its application to the World Trade Organizationwhere one member country cannot have a total ban on another.
It calls for Israel's withdrawal from territory occupied in June in order for peace with the Arab states; then-Crown Prince Abdullah extended a multilateral peace proposal based on withdrawal in At that time, Israel did not respond to the offer.
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In Saudi Arabia again officially supported a resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict which supported a full right of Palestinian refugees to move to Israel, which generated more official negative reactions from Israeli authorities.
Israel—Syria relations and Iran—Israel proxy conflict Syria's relations with Israel are very poor, due to Syria's close ties with the anti-Israel militant group Hezbollah and the Islamic Republic of Iran. SinceSyria has accepted the import of apples from farmers in the Golan Heightsterritory that it claims, through the Quneitra crossing.
This was a result of the ongoing Israeli refusal to accept apples from Golan farmers reportedly due to over-supplywhich led to a plea by the farmers to the Syrian government to accept their produce before it became spoiled in order to prevent economic collapse.
Insome 10, tons of apples grown by Druze farmers in the Golan Heights were sent to Syria.
Israel—Tunisia relations Tunisia participated in the Yom Kippur Warsending 1,—2, troops to fight alongside a coalition of Arab countries against Israel. Expressing "surprise", the Israeli Foreign Ministry said: Israel—Turkey relations Turkish firefighting plane sent to aid Israel, Turkey was the first Muslim-majority nation to formally recognize the State of Israel,  only one year after the Declaration of the Jewish State 28 March Israel was a major supplier of arms to Turkey. Military, strategic, and diplomatic cooperation between Turkey and Israel were given high priority by the governments of both countries, which shared concerns with respect to regional instabilities in the Middle East.
In Februaryrelations between Turkey and Israel suffered when Turkey hosted a delegation from the Palestinian group Hamasalthough on a formal visit to Turkey inthe Israeli then Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni stated that "Bilateral relations [between Turkey and Israel] are excellent. Not only on a leader-to-leader level but also on a people-to-people level".
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In Januarythe Turkish government's condemnation of the —09 Gaza War severely strained relations between the two countries. After some diplomatic activity by U. President Barack Obama, Israeli PM Netanyahu did issue an apology over the flotilla events and Israel and Turkey agreed on financial compensation; in return, Turkey dropped its demand that the Gaza Strip blockade end and also removed state support from several lawsuits in Turkey that demanded the arrest and trial of Israeli military and political leaders who were in charge in during the flotilla incident.
The Leviathan gas field in the Eastern Mediterranean is a further source of friction. Israel is planning its exploitation in partnership with Cyprus, a state that Turkey does not recognize because of the Cyprus dispute. However, inTurkey and Israel began to work on diplomatic relations by holding a secret meeting, and events over the last 2 years have brought Leviathan into position as a project that will help both Ankara and Jerusalem and make Nicoisia into less of a potential problem.
United Arab Emirates Main article: Israel—United Arab Emirates relations Relations are tense. Following Israel's assassination of Mahmoud Al-MabhouhUAE announced that travelers suspected of being Israeli would not be admitted even if using a foreign passport. More recently, relations have improved to the extent that Israel has decided to open an office in Abu Dhabi, albeit only as a mission to the International Renewable Energy Agency.